Whee don’t often (see, ever!) ask for favours involving money but whee would very much appreciate if you could visit this page on the blog of our furfriend Savannah, on Savannah Paw Tracks. Her pawrents are foster caring for a cat charity and they have taken on the care of a very unwell kitty called Leo. Leo needs a lots of vet treatment which of course costs money. On the linked page you can see how to help and donate. They would so appreciate it. However much you can give will help.
It’s times like this whee remember how truly fortunate whee are and it also reminds Mummy to add to what she has nicknamed the ‘CC’ fund. (Cavy Curing Fund)
Illness, disease and accidents can strike at any time and all pet owners should have insurance or some money set aside to cover this. Too many times you read of very sick animals being given to shelters because the owner couldn’t not afford, or did not seek veterinary care quickly enough.
Now in comparison to most other pets whee are relatively cheap to treat when ill but if it is something serious (and with us it really is all-or-nothing!) then investigations to find the best course of action can be expensive. Just because whee are small and sometimes cruelly thought of as easily replaceable does not mean we are not entitled to care when sick. People are far to quick to give up. One vet trip, oh I’ll try some antibiotics . . . end of course and nothing has changed and they don’t go back. Why? What makes us less worthy?
This is a rant whee often have. If your animal is sick you get treatment whether they are horse or stick insect. Otherwise it is cruelty and illegal.
Right we went off on a tangent there but it really bugs us. Anywho, please visit Savvy’s blog and help her pawrents help her foster brother.
Also please give us your views on setting money aside and lack of love for small furries when sick.
Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil
ps. Buddy has been up to mischief today which whee will tell you all about tomorrow!
Well whee just cannot bear it. Apparently there will be lots of pink eyed animals in rescue’s and shelters over Pigmass because they ‘scare’ people. Well whee have news from Rudolph which may change things a bit . . .
Hello, there little hoomans,
It is Rudolph here,
There was word on the sleigh,
Today, that I was shocked to hear.
People having a problem,
With body parts coloured like rubies,
Well listen to me out there,
I’ve got news for you newbies.
Santa Paws would get nowhere,
If it weren’t for MY nose,
It is bright ruby red,
And some say it glows.
Now what’s wrong with scarlet,
Or a soft burgundy,
Come on try to explain it,
You can’t? Oh well, I see.
What’s creepy about them?
What made you shy away?
Because honestly I don’t get,
Why hoomans judge animals this way.
I could say “Eugh you’ve got blue eyes,
Or horrid brown hair,
And I don’t like YOUR nose”,
But I don’t cos’ I don’t care.
It’s what’s on the inside,
Look past what you see,
And accept them for what they are,
Or answer to me!
Well our first Rudolph’s come from Glynneath Guinea Pig Rescue.
This gorgeous pair of brothers have been at the rescue awhile . . . why? Because of their pretty pink eyes
A little fella we don’t know much about but he is on the boar daters (a special system where you can pair up your lonely boar with a new friend) . Apparently he is quite shy and Daddy to the two above:
So if you are adopting, think pink this Pigmass.
Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil
Ps. Please raise awareness of pink eyed pets plights in anyway you can.
When she made no move to do the normal hooman thing of going to the toilet I examined her movements more closely and realised she was dancing. Strange though it was I squeaked at her to explain herself. She picked me up (I had been running around the living room enjoying floor time) and began to explain.
All over the world there are animals who do not have and will not have a safe, loving home this Pigmass. Whee cannot help all of them or take all of them in (no matter how much whee might want to!) but whee can do a little something for a few guinea pigs in a UK rescue thanks to a wonderful idea run by some incredibly kind and generous individuals on a guinea pig forum whee adore. Secret Santa.
The idea is this: you send your name and say you would like to be paired up with a piggy (unfortunately it is all closed up now but whee managed to enter in time!) then you wait for them to pair you up! Today Mummy recieved the message saying which piggies whee were paired with.
They do include this:
“Please note: secret santas are anononmous! so don’t tell anyone! ”
Sorry guys but whee cannot reveal our piggies! Suffice to say whee did a little research and they are bootiful!
Mummy says she will shop for them tomorrow and she cannot wait. Whee have reminded her not to forget us! I did point out that the piggies are gorgeous . . . And I am gorgeous . . . And who wouldn’t want to unwrap me on Pigmass morning but she loves me to much to give me away, even for a good cause. *sigh* Sorry Ladies (and/or Gentlepigs!), I tried!
Now you are out of time to join in this secret santa but whee do have a little plan to help spread Pigmass cheer.
Why not find out where your local shelter is and see what they need. Blankets, towels, shampoos and toys are almosts always welcome. Then get your hooman to do a little Pigmass shopping and package up whatever you can get. After that you can write a little note or use this one:
There is ice on the ground,
And a chill in the air,
But luckily for you,
We have warmth to spare.
It may not be much,
But I hope it brightens up your day,
And makes lives better this Christmas,
That’s all I hope and I pray.
Tuck that in and send it on it’s way. You may not recieve any thanks. In fact if you do it properly and don’t tell anyfurry then you won’t but the feeling of warm fuzzies and Pigmass cheer will make you feel ten paws tall!
So why not try it. Presents can be big or small, money or packages, whatever you can give. Make a pet’s Pigmass!